Smiles and Statistics
Everything we do at GHM is directed at putting smiles on the faces of men, women, and children in Central Asia and the Middle East – not temporary happy smiles arising out of situations which will last only a few moments, but smiles reflecting the eternal joy of salvation. These are real people to us, with real challenges, and they need the Lord. We never forget that.
However, our supporters donate to us with the understanding that we’ve done our homework. You want us to use your dollar to effectively reach the lost, so your treasure will not be squandered. To do that, we utilize all the relevant statistics to strategize our plans.
The 10/40 Window
The latest relevant statistics focus on an area popularly called the 10/40 Window. This is the area of the world, delineated by the 10th and 40th lines of latitude, where the greatest numbers of people unreached by the Gospel are located.
When you compare this map with the GHM Heart Map, it is easy to see why we have chosen Central Asia and the Middle East as our target areas. Not only are these countries geographically contiguous, they also share a cultural heart. In addition, while political boundaries divide the areas into countries, the dominant languages spill across borders with little attention to the name of the country.
The 4/14 Age Group
Another important statistic for this region is the fact that 70% of the world’s 4-14 year olds live within these longitudinal meridians. According to groups like Compassion International and the Window International Network, that’s about 833,000,000 lives. While children are not our sole target in these areas, many ministries do have the strategy of reaching out to children to become global agents for change.
One of those child-focused ministry groups is One Hope. For thirty years their focus has been providing God’s Word to every child. This year they plan to reach 101 million children with the Gospel and they are partnering with us to reach Azerbaijani & Uzbek-speaking children.
One Hope utilizes many innovative and creative mediums to spread the Word and they partner with other ministries to reach their goals. Many ministries share the the same goals as One Hope and each of us has developed our own effective tools. Like GHM, One Hope doesn’t consider the job done just because someone has had an opportunity to hear the Gospel. Both of our ministries want to create a relationship with our viewers to build seekers and new converts into strong Christians.
This is why One Hope has partnered with us for translating our Children’s Programs into Azerbaijani and offering 26 Free Tablets to our Uzbek and Azerbaijani audiences in a contest. When these programs are shown, we’ll also announce the Tablet contest and ask viewers to enter by providing a little contact information.
Not only will we give away 26 Tablets loaded with all our programming in Uzbek and Azerbaijani, we’ll receive contact information for millions of families across the region. That information will be used by both ministries to reach out to these families on the ground. What a marvelous partnership!
Help Reap the Harvest
You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman, and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.
We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior, or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the Most Unreached Regions of the World.